Tondela vs Benfica – Liga NOS: Tondela is a team that fights to avoid relegation, as usual
On the last 2 years, they saved themselves on the last round after 2 true miracles. This season, the team is on track to achieve it easily, at least for now, having a good start to the season.
They have 15 points in 14 rounds and they have a 7-point advantage over the relegation zone.
Tondela is a fierce team and we have to give credit to Pepa who is making a great job with this team. The team is coming off a 1-0 win in Vila das Aves, which gave this team another confidence and comfort.
Tondela, even with the great teams, has been competitive and FC Porto only won 1-0 here, with some difficulties.
Benfica are the current champions, but on the present season, they are struggling to achieve their objectives. We are still in December and the Eagles are already out of the Champions League, where they lost all 6 matches played.
They are coming off a tough and demanding physically midweek match where they ended up losing to Rio Ave 3-2 in Extra Time, getting knocked out of Taça de Portugal.
All that’s left now is the league and the league cup. Benfica is very far from their level of previous seasons,
but now their focus is solely on the league and I believe they will play on the edge, looking to defend their title, even because they are being heavily criticized.
Tondela vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Benfica can’t drop points and here they must get the 3 points. Dropping points to Tondela when we are getting close to a Benfica vs Sporting would be very prejudicial.
Even because this match happens right after they got eliminated from the cup.
This match they need to give out a positive reply, with a champion attitude, and that’s what I expect from Benfica.
It won’t be an easy match, but I see Benfica winning it with fierce and a more personalized display.
Even with some changes that might happen in the starting line-up, according to the fatigue from Vila do Conde,
I see Benfica having the
upper hand and confirming the favouritism in this match, on the most important competition of the season for Benfica.